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Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation
July 19, 2021

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation

By Sebastian Strangio
Simmering anti-government sentiment has been compounded by Prayut's failures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thai Protesters Return to the Streets After 3-Month Hiatus
June 24, 2021

Thai Protesters Return to the Streets After 3-Month Hiatus

By Sebastian Strangio
Demonstrators renewed their calls for charter reform and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society
May 07, 2021

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

By Sebastian Strangio
If passed, the law will be used to target organizations deemed to threaten Thailand's entrenched political elite.

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders
April 30, 2021

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as Prime Minister Prayut assumed sweeping new powers to fight the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
April 09, 2021

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the social media giant, the past year has seen more than 11 million Tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag.

Asia’s Youth in Revolt
April 01, 2021

Asia’s Youth in Revolt

By Nicholas Farrelly
In Thailand, Myanmar, and Hong Kong, Asia’s brave youth go toe-to-toe with history.

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum
March 25, 2021

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum

By Sebastian Strangio
After a period of hiatus, and amid a concerted legal offensive, the student-led protests are beginning to revive.
Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown
March 12, 2021

Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows the arrest of nearly 400 people in connection to the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement.

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges
March 10, 2021

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision is designed to prevent the leaders from playing any active role in the ongoing political protest movement.

How Are Thailand’s Youth Protests Impacting Foreign Investment?
March 09, 2021

How Are Thailand’s Youth Protests Impacting Foreign Investment?

By Maxwell Abbott
Thailand’s protests have not yet caused a mass exodus of foreign investors. But continuing political unrest could drive multinational corporations away.

Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?
March 05, 2021

Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?

By Choi Seong Hyeon
Democratic movements in Myanmar and Thailand may face more challenges than South Korea did in the late 20th century.
Report Shines Light on Thailand’s Women Protest Leaders
February 04, 2021

Report Shines Light on Thailand’s Women Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
Young women protest leaders have connected the movement's political demands to a deeper critique of Thailand's patriarchal social norms.

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